1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 1, 2013 10:46 AM by Kappy
junjunparkpark Level 1 (0 points)

Hey community,


Every time that I have tried to update my 2007 Macbook running 10.7.2, it will download all the Software Updates but won't actually install them. It will get to the screen where it is installing but then shows an error message saying that the following updates won't install and the computer will just reset.


Can anyone help me?



  • Kappy Level 10 (263,335 points)

    Try doing this first:


    Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions - Lion/Mountain Lion


    Boot to the Recovery HD:


    Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the COMMAND and R keys until the menu screen appears. Alternatively, restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager screen appears. Select the Recovery HD and click on the downward pointing arrow button.




    When the recovery menu appears select Disk Utility. After DU loads select your hard drive entry (mfgr.'s ID and drive size) from the the left side list.  In the DU status area you will see an entry for the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive.  If it does not say "Verified" then the hard drive is failing or failed. (SMART status is not reported on external Firewire or USB drives.) If the drive is "Verified" then select your OS X volume from the list on the left (sub-entry below the drive entry,) click on the First Aid tab, then click on the Repair Disk button. If DU reports any errors that have been fixed, then re-run Repair Disk until no errors are reported. If no errors are reported then click on the Repair Permissions button. When the process is completed, then quit DU and return to the main menu. Select Restart from the Apple menu.


    Then download and install OS X Lion Update 10.7.5 (Client Combo).